All Black communities living on the Caribbean coast of Central America are called Garifuna or Black Carib, or as they refer to themselves, Garinagu. The Garinagu are the descendants of Caribs Indians and African Slaves. The Museum Of UnCut Funk and Cafe 70 celebrates the Garifuna feast.
Of the 100,000+ recipe collections published over hundreds of years of American history through the end of the 20th century, only 200 or so have been credited to black cooks and writers.
Edouardo Jordan chef and owner of Salare: Where I grew up, I didn’t have much. When it came to food, I’ve always been thinking about no waste, because my family didn’t have the opportunity to waste.
When 23rd president Benjamin Harrison and his wife, Caroline, fired their French chef and hired Dolly Johnson, a free black woman who had worked for them in Indianapolis, the move made national headlines. This is in jarring contrast with the recent headlines we’ve seen asking, “Where are all of the black chefs?” Then, as now, they were there doing their thing, hiding in plain sight. — Chef Adrian Miller. Photo Credit Library of Congress: Dolly Johnson, the White House cook for president Benjamin Harrison.
James Beard Award-winning author and noted soul-food scholar Adrian Miller unpacks the complex origins of a cuisine rooted in both triumph and anguish.
Today is National Soft Ice Cream Day, so it’s only right that we share some of our favorite black-owned ice cream shops around the country. The following businesses serve the best in all things frozen from soft ice cream to frozen yogurt and custard. If you know of an amazing black-owned ice cream shop or brand that should be added, comment below!
Matthew Raiford and Jovan Sage get up around dawn most days, to take care of a few regular farm chores: feeding the chickens, checking on the ducks, weeding the fields.
When it comes to working toward a healthier lifestyle, the answers to the problems of obesity, diabetes and diet-related chronic illnesses that threaten our future might actually lie in our past.
West Africans had been growing varieties of rice for several thousand years before the start of the slave trade with the colonies. Should Black folks get reparations for creating what is now a billion dollar plus rice industry. I say YES!!!
Food is life. It’s the connective tissue between families, communities and cultures. At base, it’s sustenance, and at its most complex, like when it appears in song, it can evoke nostalgia, carnal desires and comfort.
The Museum Of UnCut Funk celebrates the contributions of Africans and their culinary expertise during slavery. This article was written by Karen Pinchin for National Geographic.
We are busy getting our traveling exhibitions booked in museums around the country. There are more exhibitions to come, so stay tuned! 154,776 people have seen one of our funky traveling exhibitions to date!!!
Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence…Pearl Bailey
It’s National French Fry Day, a significant date on the Calendar of Feasts. Let us bow our heads in thanks. Let us hand-cut and double-fry henceforth. Let us vow to snag potatoes from the takeout window nevermore – and why should we, when we have the magnificent french fry options below. If you are ever in California, please check these french fry places out.
Like my friend DJ Skeme Richards, I too am on a quest to find the best burger. As May is National Burger Month, here are some great looking burgers that I am dying to taste. I am going to have to go out and buy the ingredients and try to make some of these myself!
Last week I attended one of the biggest wine tasting events in New Jersey, The Wine Library Super Wine Tasting held at The Manor. This has got to be one of the biggest wine tasting events in the country. I have written about the Wine Library in an earlier post, one of my favorite places to shop, hands down. Well, they know how to throw a wine tasting party! There were over 400 different wines, beers, champagnes and liquors available for attendees to try during my four and a half hours of uninterrupted tasting. Yes a number of guests came in limos to insure that they returned home safely. I had my trusted designated driver which allowed me to fully enjoy all of the spirits I could sample.